Finance Roundup for Executives: May 11, 2016
Be informed, get involved, and shape the world through finance. Read CFO.com's most recent headlines and standout stories.
Twice as Many Firms Plan Asset Sales in 2016
Divestments are being used mostly to grow core businesses and invest in new products, an EY study finds.
Ocwen Fined $2M for Misstating Results
The mortgage lender was charged over its valuation of billions of dollars in mortgage servicing rights.
FASB Scraps Controversial Bank Debt Rule
Critics said the rule added confusion to banks' earnings statements and distorted their financial performance.
Should You Rethink Assumptions About M&A Valuations?
Can't get the math to work on a prospective deal? You might need to reassess your hurdle rate.
Don’t Let Acquired Patents Sink the Ship
Uncertainty in the patents market means companies with substantial holdings of acquired patents will have to test the valuations of these intangible assets.
10 Tips for MBOs at Small and Midsized Firms
When one founder or partner buys out another, it's bound to be a difficult, emotionally charged transaction. Here's how to stay on course.
Answers Needed for Flaws in M&A Accounting Standard
How the IFRS standard for business combinations values intangible assets should be rethought, some say.
The Value of Cash
How much is $1 of surplus balance-sheet cash worth? Less as a company matures, it turns out.
Study Shows Risk Management Boosts Corporate Valuations
Companies showing "mature risk management practices" may have valuations of up to 25 percent more as a result.
The Search for Suspect Accounting
Analytical models from academia and the SEC could help expose everything from poor-quality earnings to outright fraud.